Carolyn A. Cox, 53, Baltimore County teacherCarolyn A...

April 09, 1999

Carolyn A. Cox, 53, Baltimore County teacher

Carolyn A. Cox, a technology resources teacher for Baltimore County public schools, died Tuesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 53 and lived in White Hall.

She had been a technology resources teacher since 1995. Beginning in 1981, she taught math at Milford Mill High School, then at Pikesville High School, returning to Milford Mill in the late 1980s as chairwoman of the mathematics department.

The former Carolyn A. Greene, who was born in Dundalk, graduated from Towson State College in 1967 and earned a master's degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1985.

She enjoyed gardening and was a member of Patapsco and West Liberty United Methodist churches.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at West Liberty United Methodist Church, 20400 W. Liberty Road, White Hall.

She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Cox, whom she married in 1969; a son, Matthew R. Cox of White Hall; a daughter, Rebecca L. Krantz of Cockeysville; her mother, Lenora G. Greene of Dundalk; two brothers, Alan C. Greene of Finksburg and Benny Cogar of Mount Lookout, W. Va.; and a sister, Shirley Fisher of Webster Springs, W. Va.

Marjorie J. Craddock, 60, nursing supervisor

Marjorie J. Craddock, who was nursing supervisor in the Heart Institute of St. Joseph Medical Center, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 60.

For the past 18 years, the Monkton resident had worked at the Towson hospital. Before moving to Maryland in 1975, she was a recovery room nurse in Freehold, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y., and Boston.

The former Marjorie J. Hanlon, who was born in Waterbury, Conn., earned a nursing degree from Waterbury's St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in 1959, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1985.

Mrs. Craddock was a gardener and fund-raiser for the American Heart Association.

She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 17.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, William M. Craddock; three sisters, Ann Shook of Austin, Texas, Collette Mazzini of Harwinton, Conn., and Patricia Labenz of Dana Point, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty Birdeen Richardson, 70, secretary

Betty Birdeen Richardson, a retired Towson University secretary, died Monday of cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 70 and lived in Little River, S.C.

The former Jarrettsville resident had worked in the Baltimore state's attorney's office, Oldfields School in Baltimore County and at Towson's math and computer science department. She retired 12 years ago.

Born in Baltimore, the former Betty Edwards was a 1946 graduate of Forest Park High School and the Baltimore Business College.

In 1948, she married Richard E. Richardson, who survives her.

She was formerly a member of Jarrettsville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Cape St. Claire United Methodist Church, 855 Chestnut Tree Drive, Cape St. Claire.

She also is survived by a son, William Edwards Richardson, of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Laura Beth Richardson, of Annapolis; a brother, Paul W. Edwards III, of Port Orchard, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

Bronaugh W. Deringer, 84, Koppers Co. engineer

Bronaugh Woodland Deringer, a retired Koppers Co. engineer and former Gibson Island resident, died Saturday of a stroke at home in Ponte Vedra, Fla. He was 84.

Mr. Deringer, who was known as Pistol, worked at Koppers in Baltimore from 1936 to 1975, when he retired as head of the metal products division.

A recreational sailor, he was a crew member on Chesapeake Bay racing boats from the 1950s through the 1970s. A life member of the U.S. Power Squadron, he was also a yacht broker.

Born in Spangler, Pa., he earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1936 and moved to Baltimore. He moved to Gibson Island in 1952 and to Florida in 1982.

During the 1960s, he was president of the Gibson Island Club and Gibson Island Corp., and was a trustee of St. Christopher's By-the-Sea, the nondenominational chapel there.

His wife, the former Helen Dawson Smith, died in 1998.

Plans for funeral services are pending.

He is survived by his daughters, Susan D. Ross of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Nancy B. Deringer of Tampa, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Eleanor D. Richeson, 63, registered nurse

Eleanor D. Richeson, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday of cancer at her Perry Hall home. She was 63 and also had a home in Fenwick Island, Del.

She graduated from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1957 and worked in that institution's operating room for 25 years. She also worked at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

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